Newly signed Sofapaka defender, Moussa Omar is hoping to follow in the footsteps of his fellow countrymen in his stint with former Kenyan champions.
Omar signed a two year deal with Batoto ba Mungu, a decision that was majorly influenced by the performances of Burundian players who had passed through Sofapaka in the years gone by.
The 20-year-old defender who had an alluring performance with Burundi national team, Les Hirondelles, in 2017 Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup, is looking forward to replicating the legacy of the likes of compatriot, Fistone Abdul Razak at Sofapaka.
“I used to hear of the players’ exploits with Sofapaka when I was a little bit younger and I was determined to follow in their footsteps,” Omar told the club website.
Besides Razak, other Burundian players who have had stints with Sofapaka are Fuadi Ndayisenga and Steve Niziyagambo.
Omar believes that his presence at the back will be key to Elly Kalekwa's side as he dreams of forming one of the most solid defence in the 2018 KPL seasons.
“From what I have seen, Sofapaka’s defence is strong but we can make it even stronger to make life difficult for opposing strikers,” added the versatile defender.
The new Sofapaka man has previously played for Burundian outfit, Inter Stars where he started his career before moving to Flambo De C’est FC, Abuja City FC, Atletico and Bugesera that he left for Sofapaka